Prairie Fever

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From the 1830s onwards, a succession of British aristocrats headed for the American West, taking with them their valets, their dogs - and their prejudices. This sparkling account describes the newcomers' experiences as they crossed the country to meet Native Americans, hunt buffalo and build cattle empires. Packed with lively incident and colourful personalities, it also charts their reception by Americans often less than pleased at the return of their former colonial overlords.

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Prairie Fever

Prairie Fever

How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West 1830-1890

Paperback362pp Illustrated198x130mm

9780715645338     Product Code: 218313

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From the 1830s onwards, a succession of British aristocrats headed for the American West, taking with them their valets, their dogs - and their prejudices. This sparkling account describes the newcomers' experiences as they crossed the country to meet Native Americans, hunt buffalo and build cattle empires. Packed with lively incident and colourful personalities, it also charts their reception by Americans often less than pleased at the return of their former colonial overlords.

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